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About this Journal

Journal of Movement Arts Literacy informs the international movement arts literacy communities of the latest inquiry in pedagogy, theory, application, practice, and research of human movement having movement-based literacy as a tool to generate, investigate, analyze, or frame understanding.

The editors seek submissions of articles that focus on movement notation, movement analysis, body-mind cognition, pedagogy, movement theory, and research integrating these subjects. These areas of inquiry may relate to the art and science of performance practice, cognition, creative practice, pedagogy, movement arts, movement skills, movement as aesthetic and cultural expression, performance documentation and analysis, and dance studies.

Movement literacy is at the heart of this journal. The literacy of movement can be understood in two ways: (1) the meaning making and construction of knowledge in, about, and through movement with systematic symbolic recording of that knowledge, and (2) movement being represented by a symbolic system, which can then be translated back to movement from the symbolic depiction. For more details about movement arts literacy, see Aims and Scope.

This journal rests on the foundation of research presented in journals such as Dance Notation Journal and Choreography and Dance: An International Journal, and work by practitioners of the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, the Laban Guild, Integrated Movement Studies, Eurolab, and Choreological Studies. The editors of this journal pay homage to prior research and invite submissions to build a repository that will share new research and reprints of seminal articles from past journals.